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“Grover got out this afternoon from his home on Hamilton Street, NE near the Fort Totten metro. Please keep your eyes peeled for this little guy! [email protected]

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Update from WARL:

“With the help of @wmata, our Animal Control Officers saved 6-week-old Totten of rail tracks #wmata”

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“Dear PoPville,

I’m writing in the hopes that someone knows the (hopefully happy?) end to this story.

I was at Fort Totten this morning to catch the yellow line to the airport when several of us heard plaintive mews of distress from a little, fuzzy kitten hiding behind the third rail. Several folks tried in the stretches between trains to coax the kitten within reach to no avail. Someone notified the station manager and was apparently told there was nothing he could do because it was rush hour. Another metro employee came by soon after and was more sympathetic (I wish I had gotten a name or number). He was on the radio quickly and the next trains crawled through at a snails pace to give the kitten time to get out of the way. After one train passed, I saw the top of another cat’s ears poke up between the grates directly behind the third rail. I couldn’t see well enough to know whether or was another kitten or a mother cat, but I assume it was a kitten because my guess is the mother would have responded to the other kitten’s cries.

I had to leave to catch my plane, but I’m hoping someone knows if they were able to rescue the kittens! The mewing was heartbreaking.”

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“I just saw a dog running free -male, brown and tan, with a white chest- and i took a picture. I tried to approached to see if i could get him or check up his tag but he ran to the woods and I didn’t want to chase him. The dog was seeing at the corner of Longfellow and First, NE Washington DC -Fort Totten-South Manor Park area. The dog really look like he was struggling and I would like to help him. I can’t imagine loosing my dog.”

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Illegal dumping on NPS land in Ft. Totten by construction crew

“Over the last few mornings as I’ve walked to the Ft. Totten metro, I’ve noticed the construction crew at the Mamie D. Lee site actively shoveling dust and debris into the woods on the NPS property adjacent to the former school.

To be clear, it doesn’t seem like they’re taking debris directly from within the construction site. Rather, it’s the dust and debris that washes out into the side street or is sprayed off the exiting trucks and collects at the end of the street. Either way, it doesn’t seem like they should be shoveling it onto federal park property, where it is currently visible in large gray piles near a drain, so that when it rains, whatever debris (and possibly asbestos) that is there gets washed into our waterways.

I’ve called 311 and filed a complaint with DC Dept. of Public Works (per their recommendation), as well as the US Park Police office who said they would take care of it (but hadn’t as of a week later). And this morning, I saw the Park maintenance guys picking up trash and let them know about it, to which they said “I got you, I’m actually calling right now to complain about it.” I can’t seem to get a hold of anyone directly at DC DoE (forced to leave a message).

Has anyone else seen this happening? Apart from directly confronting the foreman at the site, does anyone have thoughts on who to call or contact directly?

Thanks for your advice!”

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6400 Chillum Place, NW

From 3 Stars Brewing:

“We are thrilled to announce that we have completed construction on our new tasting room and event space and to celebrate we are hosting a “housewarming party” this Friday from 4-9pm. We are bringing out our friends from Killer Tomato Pizza to sling pizza and hosting a performance by local bluegrass act, Only Lonesome. We are also doing a sneak peak of our newest release, our double chocolate stout, to be known heretofore as Starsky & Dutch. As if that isn’t enough, we are pouring all of our pints for 1/2 price all night, which means you get access to a ton of tasty beers for only $2.50 a pint..

Not only is this buildout a great addition to our already awesome vibe at the brewery, it is also available for private parties and events.”

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5601 3rd Street, NE

@lowbraudc updates us on the Walmart coming to Ward 5 in Fort Totten.

“The @Walmart @FTSQAPTS is coming along. Fall is expected opening, hiring now. Installing shelving from the look of things”

Walmart’s website says:

“Address: 300 Riggs Road NE and South Dakota Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 20011 (Store #3035)
Offerings: Grocery and general merchandise

Fort Totten Square Development

Owner / Developer: The JBG Companies/Lowe Enterprises
430,000 square feet mixed-use residential-retail development, with 345 apartment units and 130,000 square feet of retail

Project Status

The Fort Totten Walmart will be opening in Fall 2015”

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From Metro Transit Police:

“MTPD & medics o/s at Ft Totten w/wheelchair customer who fell off platform after telling witness he felt dizzy. Conscious, breathing”

“Fort Totten add’l: Subject is male adult. Injury appears non-life-threatening. Being tx by medics now. Single tracking in area.”

5306 1st Street Northwest

This house is located at 5306 1st Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Renov stone RH w/ ~wow factor~, 0.6 miles to Ft Totten Metro! Incredible architectural details, elegant flr plan, remarkable custom built-ins / cabinetry, skylights, on 4 finished lvls. State of the Art marble & SS Kit, gorgeous DR, LR w/ custom shelving. 2 MBR~s w/ 2 FB~s on 2nd lvl! 3rd lvl BR w/ FB. Finished LL w/ Rec RM w/ FP, Gym, FB, & porcelain flrs. Deck, pergola, +secure parking for 2!”

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This 3 bed/4.5 bath is going for $649,000.